Forging the Future (Change of Heart #5) by Mary Calmes ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

ForgingtheFutureAUDLGTitle: Forging the Future (Change of Heart #5)

Author: Mary Calmes

Narrator: Sean Crisden

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Anne Cain

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 10/09/2015

Length: 06 hours 59 minutes

Genre: Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal


A Change of Heart Novel

Jin Church is back where he started, alone, wandering, and uncertain of his path. It’s not by choice but by circumstance, as he remembers he’s a werepanther… but not much else. He knows one thing for sure—he needs to find the beautiful blond man who haunts his dreams.

Logan Church is trapped in a living hell. His mate is missing, his tribe is falling apart, and he’s estranged from the son he loves with all his heart. His world is unraveling without his mate by his side, and he has no one to blame but himself.

If Jin can regain his memory and Logan can overcome the threats to his leadership, then perhaps they can resume their lives. The question is: Is that what they want? Back to the same house, the same tribe, the same troubles? They can choose from various roads leading to their future… or they can forge their own path.

Story Review:

I enjoyed this story. It was everything I have come to love about this series. There was shifter law and dynamics, tons of explanation of how things work and why. Even in book 5, I still find this world fascinating.


But most of all the love between Jin and Logan was fantastic and the love they had for their son and those people they call family was easily felt by the reader. Jin and Logan continue to have such heat between them, but this story really reinforced the fact that the heat came from a place of love. It was not just the mated bong, but the true love that made things reach it’s maximum potential. I love the way these men are together and I love they way they are with those around them. I love that things were finally made clear between Logan and Jin that their love is true and unbreakable.
However, I am not sure if I understand why this story was even needed. Don’t get me wrong, it was fantastic and i loved revisiting Jin and Logan and all the other panthers, but why was this story needed in the series? It felt to me that after book 4 things were pretty settled and complete. So what was the point of this story? Maybe it is a set up for something more? But to me, it felt like another story to be added simply to be added and I struggled because I didn’t see why any of the plot needed to take place.

Narration Review:

This narration was OK. The voices and the characters were good but sometimes the emotion missed the mark.


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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